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Hydrology of Small Watersheds

  • Author(s): P V Seethapathi
  • Size: 150 mm x 230 mm
  • Pages: 326
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Weight: 580 gms
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179931301
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.550.00 / US $40.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 500.00 / US $36.00

Book Details

With the adoption of the 73rd and 74th amendments, the emphasis of Indian planning is currently on local-level development and planning. In this context assessment, management and utilization of natural resources, especially land and water at local level, assume prime importance. For planning, development and implementation of rural development programmes at local level, the small watershed has been accepted as an integrated natural unit.

Planning and development of small watersheds call for rigorous understanding about the occurrence and movement of water in the surface and sub-surface systems along with soil and nutrient losses. Realizing the importance of the problem and gaps in understanding small watershed hydrology in Indian catchments, the coordinated programme on ‘Hydrology of Small Watersheds’ was launched by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under its NRDMS (Natural Resources Data Management System) programme in 1997. The coordinated programme aims at the investigations on different phases of hydrologic cycle in small watersheds of five different agro-climatic regions of India and develops database and decision support systems. Hydrology of Small Watersheds has emanated out of the experiences and lessons learnt from the coordinated programme.

Key Features

    • Fills a critical gap in the area of reliable and accurate scientific data on small watersheds.
    • Provides valuable information for use in the formulation of common guidelines for the development of common guidelines for the development of viable small watersheds.
    • Includes a comprehensive literature survey of relevant studies with references.
    • Summarizes programme experiences in five different agro-climatic regions.
    • Useful resource for stakeholders involved in national watershed management programmes.

Target Audience

    Government departments and agencies, as well as NGOs and Panchayati Raj institutions, involved in watershed management programmes.

Table of Contents

    Foreword

    Preface

    Bionotes

    Executive summary

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2:Review of research studies with reference to small watersheds

    Chapter 3 :Integrated watershed management for sustainable development

    Chapter 4: Physical characteristics of watersheds

    Chapter 5: Instrumentation and data collection

    Chapter 6: Generation of hydrologic information

    Chapter 7: Water quality

    Chapter 8:Planning of water resources

    Chapter 9: Watershed interventions and their impact

    Chapter 10: Modern tools for watershed management

    Chapter 11: Biophysical indicators for watershed management

    Chapter 12: Lessons for hydrologic inputs in small watershed management

    References

    Bibliography

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